Sunday, January 29, 2012

Krafty card

I got some inspiration for this card I saw in a Paper Crafts magazine. One of the cards was this shape. Love it so I pulled out my Spellbinder Labels 8 dies to make my main card as well as the mat layer. I stamped the Hero Arts Large Fabric Background stamp (love this stamp!) with Versamark ink and Ranger Seafoam white embossing powder. I added some Offray ribbon, a rose I made with a Sizzix die and a Hero Arts sentiment from the Say it All clear set. I added a Hero Arts gem to the middle of my rose for a bit of extra bling. I like this card shape so much I might have to make some more along this line! Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Have a Seat!

Hero Art's new stamp set "keep calm" caught my eye yesterday while I was playing. I can totally see this chair in someone's grandma's living room or one of those old fashioned library rooms with all the dark wood! Fairly simple card but I am happy with how it turned out. I stamped the chair with Adirondack Cranberry dye ink on a piece of white cardstock I also stamped the sentiment from the same set except with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. I distressed the edges  of the white piece with a little Tea Dye Distress ink. I pulled a piece of ligth green Bazzill cardstock out of my stash and stamped the Hero Arts Large Fabric background on it with Adirondack Lettuce dye ink to help give the card a little more of a vintage feel. I matted everything with brown cardstock then onto a cream main card. I used my Sakura Stardust pen (can't see it though in this photo) and put a bit of glitter on all the rivets on the chair. I added 4 Kaisercraft pearls as well. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Leftover Valentine

I had a piece of Be Creative tape with heart shaped holes cut out of it leftover from the card yesterday so me being the thrifty gal that I am challenged myself to use it. I found some pattern paper bits that were in the same color family so I cut out 6 Sizzix hearts and matted them as shown. I used Cinnamon Glitter Ritz glitter on my leftover piece. I used a scap of cream behind the heart holes that I had stamped XOX sentiment from the Hero Arts set Say It All (stamped with Ranger Adirondack dye Red Pepper ink). The rest is pretty straight forward. The scallop edge is from a Spellbinder die. Pearls and lace from Hero Arts. I finished off the card by adding some faux stitching through the layered hearts with my Sakura Stardust pen.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sparkly Valentine

I can see now that this picture is not the best however it is too late to take another picture so hopefully you will overlook my bad photography!
I've had this idea floating around in my head for a week or so and once I finally got a chance to pull out my Glitter Ritz glitter the card came together fairly quickly. Each heart is done with the Burnished Velvet technique using Be Creative tape and Glitter Ritz Microfine glitter.
I began by putting some Be Creative on some ugly grey cardstock (did not care what color it was because I knew the glitter would cover it up) and die cut 9 hearts using my Sizzix Framelets hearts dies. I used Be Creative tape backing and cut some masks out of the Spellbinder Twisted Metal tags set. I peeled the tape backing off the hearts and applied the Metal Tags masks over the exposed tape. I poured Fire Red Glitter Ritz glitter over each of the hearts. The areas of the tape that were not covered by the masks then became a glittery red. I carefully peeled off the masks and applied Ice Blue, Champagne, Black and Lilac Pink to the areas of tape that had been masked by the tape backing.
I mounted the 9 hearts on a piece of white cardstock that I had embossed with the Crafts Too Love Hearts embossing folder (one of the new folders at Crafty Capers). I matted the embossed white piece with black cardstock then added it to my main cardstock. Hope this all makes sense and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tri Fold Mini Album

 I was inspired by this post by Holly Simoni during the Spellbinder 2012 Blog Hop Frenzy last week and managed to get my version made fairly quickly despite the dratted weather last week. I used lots of older Spellbinder dies because the ones Holly used were all new ones.
I am hoping to get some photos printed for the tags next week. I think this book will be going to my Great Aunt I have quite a few vintage photos of hers and I think she will enjoy them.
Thanks to Deanna and Leslie S for finishing touches creative help.
I won't go into detail about how to make this album but feel free to contact me if you have questions.
Spellbinder dies used: Nested Butterfly two, Parisian Accents, Classic Scallop Edgeability & Labels 8.
Paper: can't remember them all (sorry) Upsy Daisy and Bazzill.
Pearls by Kaisercraft

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A simple wedding card

I don't know anyone getting married at the moment in fact, a few people I know are getting divorced! However that did not stop my from pulling out this Penny Black image and playing. I am happy with how this turned out. It is a fairly straightforward card. I stamped the happy couple and paper pieced the dress (embossed with Seafoam white and layered it twice with a gorgeous shimmery vellum), the tux and the flowers. I used my Tombow markers for the skin and hair as well as coloring the bouquet. I used a tiny spray stamp from a Penny Black stamp set and stamped it with Brillance Pearlescent Beige. I used a Craft Concept embossing folder and a Hero Arts sentiment stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed with Crafty Capers embossing powder Gold Pearl.
Now I just need to be invited to a wedding and I am good to go!! :)
Thanks everyone for all the great comments on the blog recently. It's nice to be loved!
Stamps used: Penny Black Bride and Groom, Penny Black Flower Gallery & Hero Arts Say It All

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy Bees

I was in the mood to color over the weekend so I rooted out my Prisma pencil crayons and while I was doing that found this cute Stampendous bee image. I've probably had this stamp 3 or 4 years and haven't used it for a few years at least. It was fun to bring it back out. The card is straight forward. I used Orange Peel, Pink and Diamond Stickles to add some bling to the bees. Sentiment is by Penny Black. Twine is by My Mind's Eye, Flower and pearl by Hero Arts. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Another Stampscapes

Here is another Stampscapes scene I finally got matted up this week. It is done on glossy cardstock and color was applied with Colorbox Stylus wands and tips. All inks are Adirondack dye.
All stamps are by Stampscapes except for the leaf at the bottom left corner which is by Hero Arts. The yellow panel is embossed with a Couture Creations embossing folder from the World Fair collection.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Brayered Stampscapes

Wow what a busy week! Orders coming in left and right along with customers and a class tonight it took me all week to get to card fronts mounted onto cards!
I got my inspiration for this card from an add for a book, no idea what the book was but the cover was cool and I managed to keep the idea in my head.
This is a fairly simple card. All stamps are by Stampscapes except the sentiment which is by Penny Black. I brayered on glossy cardstock using Adirondack (dye) Shell pink, Watermelon and Cranberry then I stained my friend's lovely new looking brayer black by brayering Memories Black on the bottom after I made a mask with a Spellbinder Labels 10 die. Whoops, sorry about that Leslie!! I mounted everything as shown.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 9, 2012

This into these!

Back in November I headed out to my car on the way to work and
1. noticed we had had frost again and once again I had not budgeted enough time to scrape my car windows AND get to work on time!
2. the frost really was VERY pretty even though a pain to scrape
I had my camera with me so I quickly snapped a few photos then posted them on Facebook later that day. My friend Dianne N commented that they would make great photoscapes backgrounds. Well, this weekend I finally got around to getting some prints professionally printed and had some time to give the photo a try. I have also entered these cards in the Craft a Scene challenge blog. Here are 3 cards I made with the prints. I wish I had had more printed they were kind of addictive! I found the prints were too dark to use black ink on however Brillance inks worked perfectly!
This card was stamped with Brillance Pearlescent lavender, Cosmic Copper & Memories Black dye ink. Stamps: Stampscapes Prickly Branches & Scenic Sentiments set #5. Happy Birthday sentiment by Flourishes. Ribbon and gems by Hero Arts.

This card was stamped with Brillance Moonlight white and Crimson Copper. Stamps by Stampscapes: Water Mill, Loon with Reflection, Water pattern & Quaking aspen.

This is the first scene I did on these prints and I think this is my favourite and it is a Christmas card so 1 card down for 2012! Yeah me! :) This one was all stamped with Brillance Moonlight white. Stamps used: Stampscapes Lakeside cove, water pattern & Scenic sentiment set #7. This card ended up as a square because I was heat setting the ink (thought you needed to do that but turns out there is no need) with my heat gun and I guess I was doing a bit too much talking and not enough paying attention because I managed to heat a bubble in the print and it popped! It was quite loud and shut me up in a hurry. Thankfully, the problem was easily fixed with my trusty paper trimmer. Thanks everyone for stopping by. Stop by later this week as I have a couple more Stampscape scenes stamped up I just need to get them mounted so they should be up in the next few days.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Butterfly Thank You

I've got a few thank you cards to make up for gifts I received over the Christmas period. This card is for someone who loves glitter so I got lots of use out of my Stickles for this card. I am also trying to get rid of odd bits of pattern cardstock.
I began this card by pulling out my Slice machine and cutting out the letters for thanks then I used my Diamond Stickles to glam them up a bit! I cut strips of Basic Grey pattern paper then punched out 3 butterflies out of 3 of the strips. I matted the pattern paper on blue cardstock then used even more Diamond Stickles in the butterfly holes. I used the punched out butterflies on the non punched strips. I used my newish Spellbinder Tripple Scallop border die for the bottom. I added some Lemon Yellow Liquid Pearls in each of the border holes. Think that abut covers the card construction. Hope everyone had a good new year!